Exercise Class and Instructor BLASTS the Music

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    1. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      So I signed up for a specific exercise program. I can't get out of it without forgoing $500. It's a group class but the instructor BLASTS the music. I've asked if they would lower it and explained my condition and they look at me as if I am nuts. They do lower it a teeny bit but then forget and blast it again.

      The other issue is that you have to go to this class 1x per day and there are 8 classes a day with several instructors. You get to choose the class and it can be different every day... I really don't want to be THAT person you know?

      I wore those orange foam ear plugs today and in the past I bought more expensive ones but they are always too small for me.

      Any recommendations for good ear plugs?
       
    2. gotyoubynuts

      gotyoubynuts Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      Custom, specifically built according to the shape of your ear canal!

      Cost is a lot, $150 and upwards!

      Worth it!

      Ask your audiologist
       
    3. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Is there anything I can get in the mean time?
       
    4. gotyoubynuts

      gotyoubynuts Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      Foams inside ears and ear muffs on top.

      Professionals call it "double protection"

      You can't get damage that way. You will look silly but why would you care about looks.
       
    5. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      the orange foam ones won't work for a bit?
       
    6. gotyoubynuts

      gotyoubynuts Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      I suggested double protection because I know you are OCD anxiety nut case, no offense meant but honestly speaking the orange ones are more than enough on their own. The music can't be louder than 110 decibels and the foams will lower it to a non damaging level.
       
    7. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      If the orange foam ones are a decibel reducer of 30 and the music blasting was 100 that means 70 ins't that bad right?
       
    8. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Thank you that really helps :) I am not offended at all.
       
    9. heartohelp

      heartohelp Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      Hey @Marie79

      I can understand your frustration. A lot of people don't understand the gravity of T. I went to Walgreens, and luckily they had about 5-7 different types of ear plugs available. I opted to get the Hearos brand (foam). It's interesting since they have 2-3 different models, with one for standard protection and one with ultra protection. I know they do decrease the decibel intensity, but personally, I prefer my normal decibel range to be 50 dcbs or lower. Any brand should help you; but I did buy one that came with a small carrying case, which I thought was portable and small enough to bring with me at all times.

      Another model I've seen on amazon.com which I'm thinking of purchasing is this:

      https://www.amazon.com/LiveMus-Hear...id=1473734639&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=ear+plugs

      Or this:

      https://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Res...UTF8&qid=1473734639&sr=1-6&keywords=ear+plugs

      They're both relatively cheap and highly reviewed.

      Hope you have fun in your exercise class!

      GP
       
    10. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Hearos xtreme if other earplugs are too small for you.
      Too small means you are not getting anywhere near the db reduction.
       
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    11. Michael B

      Michael B Member

    12. Foncky
      Doubtful

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      An explosion, music, and fate.
      In real life, you can't make such maths. The 30dB reduction is there only if you put them perfectly, which is never the case. And the reduction is not the same on every frequency, 30dB is a maximum on a few high frequencies.
       
    13. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      Why does everything seem to be so complicated in life about you.
      Get a refund (for the obvious reasons, ear damaging music, douche instructor) and go to another class.
      There, problem solved.
      Also 500$? What, you get a 4k flat screen when the course ends?
       
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